Running injuries are more common than you might think. They can be extremely painful and frustrating too. Just when you think things are healing up nicely, you find yourself relapsing. It’s important that you properly recover from your running injury so that you can get back to what you love to do.
See Your Doctor – while this may seem obvious, it’s often something that runners don’t do instead opting for the self treatment method. Self treatment is okay in minor injuries but with injuries that are more serious, you really should see a doctor.
Physiotherapy – Your physician might encourage you to have physiotherapy. Here a physical therapist will work to rehabilitate you through the use of various exercises and treatments.
Cross Train – While you are resting your running injury, consider cross training to help maintain your fitness. It will allow you to continue with other activities while remaining pain free. If you are under a physical therapist or doctor’s care make sure that you always check with them first before undertaking any activities. Swimming and biking are good choices for aerobic exercises that will keep you off your feet and still exercising. You might also consider water jogging, which means there will be no pressure on your injury.
Ease Back Into Your Running – When you first start to run again make sure that you don’t overdo it, otherwise you risk that you might reinjure yourself. For example, if you’ve not been running for a couple of weeks, start at 50% of the distance you would normally run. Then begin to slowly work your way to where you were before your injury in terms of distance. If you have not been running for more than two weeks then you’ll need to go even slower.
Use HGH Injections – There are many benefits to HGH and one of those benefits is in the treatment of running injuries. This is because they will stimulate the repair of the damaged tissues by producing new tissue. Studies have shown that HGH can cut an injury in half. There are many sports doctors that are now treating professional athletes using HGH injections.Robert H. Demling MD conducted a study, “The Role of Anabolic Hormones for Wound Healing in Catabolic States,” (J Burns Wounds. 2005; 4: e2.) which confirms there is a recognized interrelationship between nutrition, hormones, and wound healing. The study shows the anabolic process of protein synthesis with the formation of new tissue requires anabolic hormone action. Exogenous administration of these agents has been proven to stimulate the process of healing through their anabolic and anticatabolic action. The full study can be found at Find the full study here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1501119/.
Deal With the Emotional Impact – The time it takes to recover from a running injury can vary a great deal. It can cause you to become stressed and unhappy. Try to not feel sorry for yourself, and maintain an optimistic outlook. Keep in mind that you will recover and you will compete again. Be patient and don’t let yourself get down because this will just slow down your healing time.